"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," Pablo Picasso once said.
If that's true, Frederick is spotless.
Besides public art installations that range from awe-inspiring to supercool, the county features some top-notch galleries, and it's no stroke of luck The Delaplaine Arts Center topped this year's list in The Frederick News-Post’s Best of the Best contest. Its five main galleries present works from both local and national artists. The work pictured above, entitled Young Artist in a Drop Dead Suit, was on exhibit there last summer.
In addition to enjoying the work of others, some of Frederick's galleries let aspiring artists get their own hands dirty. Besides showcasing unique pieces, both of this year’s finalists—Hot Fired Arts, and I Made This! Pottery Studio—let you craft your own masterpiece.